Continuing Church of God members.
The FINAL phase of the work is here! Only one church on the face of the planet is doing the "work". Dave Pack has proven not to be. Gerald Flurry is not. Big Daddy Rod Meredith most assuredly is not. Only the mind-boggling globe encompassing work of Almost Arrested Elisha Elijah Amos Thiel is doing the true work today. Even those old boys in Cincinnati can do nothing to compare to the work of Thiel. Thiel's church is SUPER-superfantabulous!
His work is so important that he and his members will soon be slaughtered for what he is preaching. Amos Thiel is copying the histrionics of Meredith when it comes to the subject ecumenicalism. Those big bad meanie Catholics are just itching to slaughter Theil's members. Gavin has a great post on the silliness of this belief in Armstrongism, If you're looking for a harlot, LCG, try a mirror
It should be clear to those who truly understand the warnings in the Bible that the final phase of the work for God’s people will also specifically involve dealing with the ecumenical religion that will rise up (cf. Daniel 11:36-38; Revelation 13:4,8; 14:8-13; Matthew 24:14-15) with signs and lying wonders (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) fulfilling Satan’s plan, while enduring the Beast power who will take steps to eliminate the faithful (Revelation 13:7,13-17; 14:12-13; Daniel 7:21,25).
Being killed as the result of persecution is seemingly also part of the final phase of the work that some of God’s people will endure:
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” (Revelation 14:12-13; cf. 6:11)
Even though other parts of the Book of Revelation show that persecution will come from a combination of church and state (i.e. 13:1-8), various verses (i.e. 12:13-17) show that it is truly Satan that is behind the persecutions. The old Radio Church of God taught this about Revelation 12:13:Amos Thiel also has to get in another dig at Rod Meredith. Thiel feels that his knowledge is far superior that anything Rod Meredith can ever dream up. Thiel believes himself to be Meredith's teacher.
After explaining all of his revealed truth to Daddy Rod, Thiel was shocked to see Daddy Meredith stab him the back and ignore everything he said. The bitterness still eats away at Thiel. Nothing destroys a megalomaniac more than being ignored and rejection by an idolized parent.
About a decade ago, evangelist R.C. Meredith and I were talking and he agreed with various points I was raising about the end time work. And back then, I was able to help lead him to essentially state that in the end it would not mainly be the message of the COG vs. the Protestants, but it would be the COG basically vs. the ecumenical religion that will rise up in the end that will likely (for a while) refer to itself as “Catholic.” In 2005, during the Feast of Tabernacles in Clearwater Beach, after a private lunch, we and our wives met at his hotel room and I also discussed various aspects of the final phase of the work with him–and I had other meetings, discussions, and emails related to that with the other Charlotte evangelists through December 14, 2012. Yet, even though he and others in his church agreed to take many steps related to the final phase of the work, few, if any, of the promised steps were taken by his group–this is a major part of why the Continuing Church of God needed to form.Thiel continues bragging that his "work" is the fastest growing work since its formation. No other Church of God is growing as fast as his group. Even Dave Pack trembles at the mere mention of Amos Thiel's name. Thiel takes great delight in knowing that the Living Church of God faces one struggle after another now. Ever since Meredith stabbed Theil in the back God has removed his blessings from the Living Church of God
Interestingly, in December 2015, Dr. Meredith lamented the slow growth in his church. He said that 30% should be attained, but he hoped for at last 15% growth per year–something his church does not attain. Consider that the Continuing Church of God has been the fastest growing COG since its formation in late 2012. It has exceeded the 30% growth in both membership and income in each of the years since it formed that the late Herbert W. Armstrong often pointed to as a proof of a blessing from God. While our growth rate will fluctuate, the Continuing Church of God is the only one of the ten largest COGs whose leaders had origins in the old Worldwide Church of God to do so. And we are on track for this growth in 2016 as well.Then he makes a claim that Meredith was scared that Thiel would say things that would cause the church persecution.
A bolder, yet truthful, willingness to “name names” and call out what is happening will need to happen than the official COG groups formed between 1986 and 2011 have done–and this would seem to have to be led by the Continuing Church of God. (I have emails from one or more LCG evangelists where they objected to doing parts of this themselves, as well as notes from a meeting where they told me, and one was Dr. Meredith, that they were afraid that I was could become too bold and that they did not want to take bold proclamation steps that could trigger the persecution that they teach is biblically prophesied.)Now that Dave Pack has been utterly humialted at the failure of ten's of thousands of COG members and formers members joining his church over the last three years, Bitter Bob now takes that mantle on. Pack's failure will be Thiel's triumph. Thiel thinks his church will soon grow large and swell the ranks of the COG. The end cannot come till Thiel accomplishes these things.
It is possible that this short work will temporarily swell the ranks of the Church of God (including some Philadelphians, but perhaps with many Laodiceans and many others not truly faithful—many may well fall away—though some of the first will be last and the last first, cf. Mark 10:31). Some will be faithful and bear fruit, while many others may leave (cf. Matthew 13:18 -23; 2 Thessalonians 2:3) once the persecuting tribulation that seems prophesied to occur prior to the Great Tribulation hits (cf. Matthew 24:9-10;21). Then the end will come.It's not going to be long till the world news media will be camped out in Arroyo Grande in front of his office covering the teachings he has been doubly anointed to preach. One or more of the Two Witnesses will emerge from Thiel's church. This will cause the media to swarm to Thiel's offices. Then he will be ridiculed. Well at least he has written one truthful thing in his article today! That ridicule happens daily.
Partially because the message of the COG, the people of the holy covenant, will enrage the upcoming prince/king of the North (Daniel 11:28-30). One or more associated with the Continuing Church of Godwill be identifying that the European “prince” (Daniel 9:26-27) who is rising up to become a king, will not be able to truly bring peace, but instead about bring war and will be in league with the final Antichrist. This will likely trigger major media coverage. Scrutiny of real, as well as claimed, COG literature will likely happen and various aspects of real and incorrect COG doctrines will likely be ridiculed.There is much, much, more silliness here: The final phase of the work continues